Cadasta Platform User Guide
Last updated 17 Mar. 2017 // see the Change Log for information about what's changed.
We're glad you've found the Cadasta Platform – a land and resource rights management system developed by the Cadasta Foundation. Our goal is to empower people to understand and document their land rights, a goal that this mapping platform helps to fulfill.
- Getting Started
- Record Management: Locations, Parties, Relationships & Resources
- Collecting Data with ODK Collect (Open Data Kit)
- Collecting Data with GeoODK Collect (Geographical Open Data Kit)
- Downloading Data
- Importing Data
- Cadasta XLSForms & Custom Data Collection
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Change Log
Why We Do What We Do
As the human population continues to grow – and as land and resources become more and more scarce – land rights become increasingly important. An estimated 70% of land in emerging economies remains undocumented or unregistered. This can pose serious problems for people who rely on that land but don't have the information or resources they need to formally document their right to use it.
Land rights can also be incredibly complicated. The cost and complexity of the tools and technology required to manage land information are often out of reach for small organizations. Customary groups, slum dwellers' associations, and small municipalities are among those that might have an interest in or a mandate to manage land and resource rights data, but until now have lacked the tools to do so.
This is why we at the Cadasta Foundation have developed this open, cloud-based Platform to manage land and resource rights. We invite you to give it a try!
If you need help thinking through how the Cadasta Platform can help your organization, please get in touch.
We're excited to help you document the rights of those in your community.